Radio and Television Announcers Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for radio and television announcers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of radio and television announcers among California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Radio and Television Announcers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,200
25th Percentile Wage
$31,990
50th Percentile Wage
$46,420
75th Percentile Wage
$74,790
90th Percentile Wage
$149,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for radio and television announcers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $149,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,200.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.15
25th Percentile Wage
$15.38
50th Percentile Wage
$22.32
75th Percentile Wage
$35.96
90th Percentile Wage
$71.80

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for radio and television announcers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $71.80. The median hourly salary is $22.32. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.15.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of radio and television announcers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,4209.09%9.89%
201542,20017.73%-
201434,720-2.56%-
201335,610-17.47%-
201241,830--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Radio and Television Announcers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of radio and television announcers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of radio and television announcers in state of California ranges from $25,980 to $50,910. The highest paying area for radio and television announcers in California is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $50,910. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $48,780). The lowest paying area is Salinas with a median annual salary of $25,980.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$50,910
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$48,780
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$48,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$47,530
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$46,960
Fresno
$39,540
Bakersfield-Delano
$36,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$36,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$35,610
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$35,100
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$29,730
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$27,800
Salinas
$25,980


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